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Our engine design and analysis experience includes mechanical design, mechanical analysis, and thermodynamic analyses of engine performance. SwRI experience ranges from design and development of component and system upgrades to "clean sheet" full-engine designs to meet new product requirements, improve exhaust emissions, increase fuel economy, and gain higher power output.

Single-Cylinder Research Engines

SwRI designed two advanced single-cylinder engine platforms optimized for combustion research and friction analysis. The engines are also designed for alternative fuel, wear, optical, crank offset and bore-to-stroke relationship studies. They are easy to customize to match any desired parent engine, with one platform designed for heavy-duty applications and the other for light-duty applications, and available for contract research projects at SwRI or on site in a client’s laboratory.